Events


 

05/15/2021 - Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale Annuals Perennials Trees Shrubs Bedding Plants Vegetables Herbs Houseplants Social distancing and masks are required! The plant sale will take place in the CCE Jefferson parking lot.


05/15/2021 - Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale Annuals Perennials Trees Shrubs Bedding Plants Vegetables Herbs Houseplants Social distancing and masks are required! The plant sale will take place in the CCE Jefferson parking lot.


04/29/2021 - Mental Well-Being and Coping

This forum aims to empower people to look at their own health and mental well-being, and to use resources when experiencing negative emotions. In addition, the goal is to share healthy coping skills and self-care strategies. This panel of local professionals will discuss identifying warning signs of self-harm and accessing mental health services. This event is free and open to the public. Registration: http://bit.ly/jccevent24


04/24/2021 - Community Clean Up

Join Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity as we clean up our community! Register online at https://tiahabitat.org/upcoming-events and come check in at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 24 at 9:00 am. Please wear some bright or reflective clothing. Children under 18 must have an adult present and their parent or guardian must sign a volunteer waiver.


04/24/2021 - 4-H Public Presentation

Visit http://ccejefferson.org/4-h-youth for an overview of presentation styles which include: Recitation or Dramatic Interpretation Illustrated Talk Demonstration Speech 4-H'ers of all ages are invited to present on a topic of their choice! Presentations can be done in person following COVID-19 guidelines or can be done virtually. Youth will receive feedback from judges, 4-H SWAG, and a 4-H ribbon for participating! For more information or to register contact Sabrina DeRue at sld95@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450


04/29/2021 - Mental Well-Being and Coping

This forum aims to empower people to look at their own health and mental well-being, and to use resources when experiencing negative emotions. In addition, the goal is to share healthy coping skills and self-care strategies. This panel of local professionals will discuss identifying warning signs of self-harm and accessing mental health services. This event is free and open to the public. Registration: http://bit.ly/jccevent24


04/24/2021 - 4-H Public Presentation

Visit http://ccejefferson.org/4-h-youth for an overview of presentation styles which include: Recitation or Dramatic Interpretation Illustrated Talk Demonstration Speech 4-H'ers of all ages are invited to present on a topic of their choice! Presentations can be done in person following COVID-19 guidelines or can be done virtually. Youth will receive feedback from judges, 4-H SWAG, and a 4-H ribbon for participating! For more information or to register contact Sabrina DeRue at sld95@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450


04/24/2021 - Community Clean Up

Join Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity as we clean up our community! Register online at https://tiahabitat.org/upcoming-events and come check in at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 24 at 9:00 am. Please wear some bright or reflective clothing. Children under 18 must have an adult present and their parent or guardian must sign a volunteer waiver.


10/10/2021 - Watertown Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The Greater Central NY Chapter is able to provide free programs and resources to our community thanks to YOUR contributions!


10/10/2021 - Watertown Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The Greater Central NY Chapter is able to provide free programs and resources to our community thanks to YOUR contributions!


05/06/2021 - Posh Purse Palooza

The Volunteer Transportation Center Inc. has announced the return of its Posh Purse Palooza. This event will take place Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Garland City Beer Works, 321 Howk St., Watertown. The event will be preceded by an online auction component. Posh Purse Palooza, which started in 2015, was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were disappointed we weren’t able to host this event last year, which is an important fundraiser for the VTC,” said Jeremiah S. Papineau, the nonprofit organization’s Director of Communications and Foundation Director. “However, we completely understood the gravity of the situation and held out hope we would find ourselves at a point we could host this event again in a way that would be safe during these very different times.” Posh Purse Palooza, which will now mark its sixth year, is a silent auction event that features new or gently-used purses filled with various items like gift certificates, jewelry, bottles of wine, scarves, cosmetics and more. Purses are donated by generous people in the community – either filled with items or without and then stuffed with donations from businesses and other individuals in the community. “This event has really developed a following over the years because we have so many different styles of purses from so many different designers, with an intention to have something for everyone,” said Mr. Papineau. Designers have included Coach, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, Calvin Klein and others. When donations of purses are received, each is assigned a value along with a value of the contents inside. Guests at the event are then able to place bids in the silent auction of the purses while mingling and enjoying food and drink from Garland City Beer Works. “We’re excited that, this year, we will once again have a signature drink courtesy of our friends at Garland City Beer Works,” said Mr. Papineau. “And, this year, it won’t just be during the event.” Garland City Beer Works will feature the signature drink from Wednesday, April 7, until the night of the event on May 6, with $2 from every cocktail to go directly to the VTC. This year’s in-person event will be preceded by an online auction component in which some of the purses up for bids May 6 will be available for early bidding, beginning Thursday, April 29. Online bidding in advance will be limited to a number of select purses, with the majority first being available for bids the night of the event. “We purposely wanted to only offer a limited number of purses for bids in advance of our night at Garland City,” said Mr. Papineau. “That way, those who weren’t bidding until they were in person wouldn’t face huge starting bids.” The festivities on May 6 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be revealed at 7 p.m. New this year, those who are attending the event will not need to purchase a ticket. Previously, attendees paid $20 per person for the chance to bid and enjoy light refreshments. “We wanted to eliminate that charge this year because we know times have been tough over the past year. We thought this would be one way to encourage people to attend,” said Mr. Papineau. “However, we will be taking donations at the door to further help us provide our services.” While there will be no charge to attend this year, Mr. Papineau added, those wishing to bid in person are asked to RSVP by Thursday, April 29, to ensure capacity will not be exceeded, per CDC and Public Health guidelines. In addition, those attending will be required to follow any other COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants, including wearing a face covering when not seated. The 2019 Posh Purse Palooza was a huge success, raising more than more than $7,500 for transportation programs provided by the VTC. Proceeds from this event will again support the programs of the VTC providing transportation to medical, dental and other life-sustaining health-related appointments throughout Northern New York. Sponsors for this year’s Posh Purse Palooza are being sought. For more information, contact Mr. Papineau at 315-634-6611, ext. 120, or via email at jeremiah@volunteertransportation.org. ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION CENTER The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC), established in 1991, drives thousands of miles each year assisting community members in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Over the last 30 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping, and other destinations for residents. In 2020, our volunteer drivers provided 24,926 charitable trips over 913,921 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Of those miles, 404,009 originated in Jefferson County, 146,376 in Lewis County, and 363,536 in St. Lawrence County. The staff, Board of Directors and volunteer drivers look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services is accessible to all North Country residents regardless of economic or specialized needs. But for now the mission drives on — striving to provide transportation to health, wellness and critical needs destinations utilizing volunteers and mobility management for anyone who has barriers to transportation. For more information about how you can help the Volunteer Transportation Center, about its upcoming events, or to become a volunteer driver, contact the agency in Watertown at 315-788-0422, in Canton at 315-714-2034, or Fulton at 315-714-9134. To learn more, visit www.volunteertransportationcenter.org


04/08/2021 - Breakfast Club

Who says breakfast is just for the mornings? Learn how to enjoy breakfast any time of the day in a healthy and nutritious way. We'll discuss the benefits of eating a variety of food groups so you can be healthier now and in the future. Open to all adults! Register at http://bit.ly/3sc0AwC Questions? Contact Julia at jld334@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 250


04/17/2021 - Edible Landscaping - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Expand the edible plants in your landscaping beyond vegetables! This free program will include planning and options for: Fruit and nut trees Common berries Uncommon, but easy to grow species Please Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlde2grz8pGtzAD0ngGH48LUeSnCbiaQv- Questions? Contact Sue Gwise at sjg42@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 243


05/06/2021 - Posh Purse Palooza

The Volunteer Transportation Center Inc. has announced the return of its Posh Purse Palooza. This event will take place Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Garland City Beer Works, 321 Howk St., Watertown. The event will be preceded by an online auction component. Posh Purse Palooza, which started in 2015, was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were disappointed we weren’t able to host this event last year, which is an important fundraiser for the VTC,” said Jeremiah S. Papineau, the nonprofit organization’s Director of Communications and Foundation Director. “However, we completely understood the gravity of the situation and held out hope we would find ourselves at a point we could host this event again in a way that would be safe during these very different times.” Posh Purse Palooza, which will now mark its sixth year, is a silent auction event that features new or gently-used purses filled with various items like gift certificates, jewelry, bottles of wine, scarves, cosmetics and more. Purses are donated by generous people in the community – either filled with items or without and then stuffed with donations from businesses and other individuals in the community. “This event has really developed a following over the years because we have so many different styles of purses from so many different designers, with an intention to have something for everyone,” said Mr. Papineau. Designers have included Coach, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, Calvin Klein and others. When donations of purses are received, each is assigned a value along with a value of the contents inside. Guests at the event are then able to place bids in the silent auction of the purses while mingling and enjoying food and drink from Garland City Beer Works. “We’re excited that, this year, we will once again have a signature drink courtesy of our friends at Garland City Beer Works,” said Mr. Papineau. “And, this year, it won’t just be during the event.” Garland City Beer Works will feature the signature drink from Wednesday, April 7, until the night of the event on May 6, with $2 from every cocktail to go directly to the VTC. This year’s in-person event will be preceded by an online auction component in which some of the purses up for bids May 6 will be available for early bidding, beginning Thursday, April 29. Online bidding in advance will be limited to a number of select purses, with the majority first being available for bids the night of the event. “We purposely wanted to only offer a limited number of purses for bids in advance of our night at Garland City,” said Mr. Papineau. “That way, those who weren’t bidding until they were in person wouldn’t face huge starting bids.” The festivities on May 6 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be revealed at 7 p.m. New this year, those who are attending the event will not need to purchase a ticket. Previously, attendees paid $20 per person for the chance to bid and enjoy light refreshments. “We wanted to eliminate that charge this year because we know times have been tough over the past year. We thought this would be one way to encourage people to attend,” said Mr. Papineau. “However, we will be taking donations at the door to further help us provide our services.” While there will be no charge to attend this year, Mr. Papineau added, those wishing to bid in person are asked to RSVP by Thursday, April 29, to ensure capacity will not be exceeded, per CDC and Public Health guidelines. In addition, those attending will be required to follow any other COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants, including wearing a face covering when not seated. The 2019 Posh Purse Palooza was a huge success, raising more than more than $7,500 for transportation programs provided by the VTC. Proceeds from this event will again support the programs of the VTC providing transportation to medical, dental and other life-sustaining health-related appointments throughout Northern New York. Sponsors for this year’s Posh Purse Palooza are being sought. For more information, contact Mr. Papineau at 315-634-6611, ext. 120, or via email at jeremiah@volunteertransportation.org. ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION CENTER The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC), established in 1991, drives thousands of miles each year assisting community members in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Over the last 30 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping, and other destinations for residents. In 2020, our volunteer drivers provided 24,926 charitable trips over 913,921 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Of those miles, 404,009 originated in Jefferson County, 146,376 in Lewis County, and 363,536 in St. Lawrence County. The staff, Board of Directors and volunteer drivers look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services is accessible to all North Country residents regardless of economic or specialized needs. But for now the mission drives on — striving to provide transportation to health, wellness and critical needs destinations utilizing volunteers and mobility management for anyone who has barriers to transportation. For more information about how you can help the Volunteer Transportation Center, about its upcoming events, or to become a volunteer driver, contact the agency in Watertown at 315-788-0422, in Canton at 315-714-2034, or Fulton at 315-714-9134. To learn more, visit www.volunteertransportationcenter.org


04/08/2021 - Breakfast Club

Who says breakfast is just for the mornings? Learn how to enjoy breakfast any time of the day in a healthy and nutritious way. We'll discuss the benefits of eating a variety of food groups so you can be healthier now and in the future. Open to all adults! Register at http://bit.ly/3sc0AwC Questions? Contact Julia at jld334@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 250


04/17/2021 - Edible Landscaping - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Expand the edible plants in your landscaping beyond vegetables! This free program will include planning and options for: Fruit and nut trees Common berries Uncommon, but easy to grow species Please Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlde2grz8pGtzAD0ngGH48LUeSnCbiaQv- Questions? Contact Sue Gwise at sjg42@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 243


04/21/2021 - Swine 101: Pig Basic

Springtime is a common time of year when North Country farmers begin raising piglets. This introductory online class, through Zoom, will go over the basics in raising pigs from start to finish, including best management practices, hog care, and marketing of pigs. Please register for the webinar by following the link below: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcOmvrDgvE9yE5jZamexUpS3zWuKwy1e_ or call/email Gabby Wormuth at 315-788-8450 or grw67@cornell.edu


04/29/2021 - Asparagus 101

Whether you are a home gardener or a commercial grower, asparagus can be a rewarding crop to grow. Learn about: The basics of growing Cultivation Weed Control Pest Management Harvesting Marketing REGISTER: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Asparagus101_222 Questions? Contact Mike Nuckols at msn62@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 227


04/10/2021 - 4-H CHICK AND DUCKLING SALE

4-H CHICK AND DUCKLING SALE There will be a large variety of quality chicks and ducklings available! *Please bring your own carrier. All proceeds will benefit 4-H youth in Jefferson County For more information visit the website: Cornell Cooperative Extension | 4-H Chick and Duckling Sale (ccejefferson.org)


04/10/2021 - 4-H CHICK AND DUCKLING SALE

4-H CHICK AND DUCKLING SALE There will be a large variety of quality chicks and ducklings available! *Please bring your own carrier. All proceeds will benefit 4-H youth in Jefferson County For more information visit the website: Cornell Cooperative Extension | 4-H Chick and Duckling Sale (ccejefferson.org)


04/21/2021 - Swine 101: Pig Basic

Springtime is a common time of year when North Country farmers begin raising piglets. This introductory online class, through Zoom, will go over the basics in raising pigs from start to finish, including best management practices, hog care, and marketing of pigs. Please register for the webinar by following the link below: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcOmvrDgvE9yE5jZamexUpS3zWuKwy1e_ or call/email Gabby Wormuth at 315-788-8450 or grw67@cornell.edu


04/29/2021 - Asparagus 101

Whether you are a home gardener or a commercial grower, asparagus can be a rewarding crop to grow. Learn about: The basics of growing Cultivation Weed Control Pest Management Harvesting Marketing REGISTER: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Asparagus101_222 Questions? Contact Mike Nuckols at msn62@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 227


04/12/2021 - Speed Dating: Farmer & Chef Edition

Are you a farmer looking to share your products with local restaurants? Are you a chef, market owner, or other food buyer interested in accessing high-quality, local food? Join us for Speed Dating: the Farmer & Chef Edition! Like classic speed dating, you will walk away with contact information and clear next steps of how to provide customers with the delicious, fresh local foods they are looking for and grow your business. Questions? Contact Hannah Alday at hea9@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 280


04/12/2021 - Speed Dating: Farmer & Chef Edition

Are you a farmer looking to share your products with local restaurants? Are you a chef, market owner, or other food buyer interested in accessing high-quality, local food? Join us for Speed Dating: the Farmer & Chef Edition! Like classic speed dating, you will walk away with contact information and clear next steps of how to provide customers with the delicious, fresh local foods they are looking for and grow your business. Questions? Contact Hannah Alday at hea9@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 280


05/26/2021 - Watertown Farm & Craft Market - 2021 Season

Hey there, market-goer! Welcome to the Watertown Farm and Craft Market. Each season, we strive to provide the North Country with a vibrant market full of quality local products.

For Market updates throughout the summer and all year long follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

With the help of our fantastic vendors, we offer a variety of delicious produce, local beverages, unique crafts, and live music! The Watertown Farm & Craft Market enhances the community in which we live, work, and do business, by providing a place where neighbor can meet neighbor. Every Wednesday from May 26 - October 6 from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, our market comes to life! We stretch from the Dulles State Office Building Plaza, down Washington Street to the Morgan Stanley Building with an expansion down Sterling Street. Hosted by the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, our market is a destination for families, friends, and professionals to shop local, eat local, and enjoy downtown Watertown. Since 1977, our market has become a hub for community.

 


05/26/2021 - Watertown Farm & Craft Market - 2021 Season

Hey there, market-goer! Welcome to the Watertown Farm and Craft Market. Each season, we strive to provide the North Country with a vibrant market full of quality local products.

For Market updates throughout the summer and all year long follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

With the help of our fantastic vendors, we offer a variety of delicious produce, local beverages, unique crafts, and live music! The Watertown Farm & Craft Market enhances the community in which we live, work, and do business, by providing a place where neighbor can meet neighbor. Every Wednesday from May 26 - October 6 from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, our market comes to life! We stretch from the Dulles State Office Building Plaza, down Washington Street to the Morgan Stanley Building with an expansion down Sterling Street. Hosted by the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, our market is a destination for families, friends, and professionals to shop local, eat local, and enjoy downtown Watertown. Since 1977, our market has become a hub for community.

 


04/16/2021 - Nature & Networking - April 2021

We are excited to see you in person!
Join us at our Nature & Networking series this Spring! 


04/16/2021 - Nature & Networking - April 2021

We are excited to see you in person!
Join us at our Nature & Networking series this Spring! 


03/18/2021 - Coffee Talk: A Ready Workforce – Transitioning Soldiers & Military Spouses

Need talent? 

 

One of the most common challenges voiced by local employers is the difficulty they face in recruiting people with the skills or professional credentials they need to remain competitive in today’s economy. Well, there is a rich talent pool that sits right under our noses—transitioning soldiers and military spouses. 
 
Fort Drum supplies 200- 300 potential job candidates each month, representing the number of soldiers regularly transitioning out of the Army due to retirement or the end of their obligation. 
 
These former soldiers possess a wide range of technical skills and professional degrees. They include experienced welders, mechanics, technicians, IT specialists, computer operators, truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, administrators, MBAs, and professional engineers. They also tend to possess qualities of highly valued employees: a strong work ethic, resourcefulness, and the ability to work effectively in teams. Military spouses of soldiers assigned to Fort Drum also possess a wide range of desirable skills and training. Being new to the community, however, they may not have yet learned of that vacancy you’re trying to fill.  
 
Please join us and learn more about keeping our soldiers and their spouses local and the best way to capture their talents for your business. 

Speakers include:

Cheryl Mayforth, Executive Director
Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board

Craig A. McNamara, Transition Services Manager
Fort Drum - Transition and Employment Assistance Program

Scarlett Sharkey, Community Outreach Coordinator
Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

03/18/2021 - Coffee Talk: A Ready Workforce – Transitioning Soldiers & Military Spouses

Need talent? 

 

One of the most common challenges voiced by local employer is the difficulty they face in recruiting people with the skills or professional credentials they need to remain competitive in today’s economy.  Well, there is a rich talent pool that sits right under our noses—transitioning soldiers and military spouses. 

Fort Drum supplies 200- 300 potential job candidates each month, representing the number of soldiers regularly transitioning out of the Army due to retirement or the end of their obligation. 

These former soldiers possess wide range of technical skills and professional degrees.  They include experienced welders, mechanics, technicians, IT specialists, computer operators, truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, administrators, MBAs, and professional engineers.  They also tend to possess qualities of highly valued employees: a strong work ethic, resourcefulness, and the ability to work effectively in teams.  Military spouses of soldiers assigned to Fort Drum also possess a wide range of desirable skills and training.  Being new to the community,  however, they may not have yet learned of that vacancy you’re trying to fill.  

Please join us as and learn more about keeping our soldiers and their spouses local and the best way to capture their talents for your business. 

Speakers include:

Cheryl Mayforth, Executive Director
Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board

Craig A. McNamara, Transition Services Manager
Fort Drum - Transition and Employment Assistance Program

Scarlett Sharkey, Community Outreach Coordinator
Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

03/18/2021 - Coffee Talk: Accessing the Fort Drum related workforce

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

03/31/2021 - VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - March 2021

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed for small group interaction with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each virtual room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!


03/18/2021 - Coffee Talk: Accessing the Fort Drum related workforce

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

03/31/2021 - VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - March 2021

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed for small group interaction with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each virtual room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!


03/13/2021 - Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Grow your own produce to save money and eat more fresh vegetables! Learn About: Garden Planning Soil preparation Variety selection When to plant Garden culture Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduGtrzkrGtwL7Nsn8_veW3VMd9li2OmT Questions? Contact Sue Gwise at sjg42@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 243


03/13/2021 - Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Grow your own produce to save money and eat more fresh vegetables! Learn About: Garden Planning Soil preparation Variety selection When to plant Garden culture Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduGtrzkrGtwL7Nsn8_veW3VMd9li2OmT Questions? Contact Sue Gwise at sjg42@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450 ext. 243


10/27/2021 - Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County Board of Directors Meeting (Annual Meeting)

ANNUAL MEETING Board meetings are generally the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Board meetings are typically held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office at 203 N. Hamilton St. Watertown. However, Board meetings will continue to be held virtually online until such time as the Board President determines they can be held in-person.


02/25/2021 - Payment Please: Exploring Alternative Payment Methods

Interested in reaching a larger customer base? Curious about expanding the payments you accept? Want to know more about supporting your community during food shortages while still making a profit? Join us for Payment Please to hear all about these topics and increasing the cash flow in your business plan! Submit any questions beforehand to Hannah Alday, hea9@cornell.edu. Register in advance at Https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/PaymentPlease_222.


10/27/2021 - Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County Board of Directors Meeting (Annual Meeting)

ANNUAL MEETING Board meetings are generally the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Board meetings are typically held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office at 203 N. Hamilton St. Watertown. However, Board meetings will continue to be held virtually online until such time as the Board President determines they can be held in-person.


02/25/2021 - Payment Please: Exploring Alternative Payment Methods

Interested in reaching a larger customer base? Curious about expanding the payments you accept? Want to know more about supporting your community during food shortages while still making a profit? Join us for Payment Please to hear all about these topics and increasing the cash flow in your business plan! Submit any questions beforehand to Hannah Alday, hea9@cornell.edu. Register in advance at Https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/PaymentPlease_222.


03/08/2021 - 4-H Fiber Arts

Join us as we explore all things fiber arts! Work with raw fibers, sheep wool, dying fiber, and spinning it. Learn how to knit. Learn how to sew, weave, and bring life back into well-worn pieces. Explore the significance of fiber arts to the local area and how our relationship with clothing has changed over time. Programming will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays via Zoom. Register: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=4HFiberArts-_222


03/08/2021 - 4-H Fiber Arts

Join us as we explore all things fiber arts! Work with raw fibers, sheep wool, dying fiber, and spinning it. Learn how to knit. Learn how to sew, weave, and bring life back into well-worn pieces. Explore the significance of fiber arts to the local area and how our relationship with clothing has changed over time. Programming will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays via Zoom. Register: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=4HFiberArts-_222


02/26/2021 - Virtual Mad City Money

Where does all the money go? Experience life as an adult and gain important skills. Learn how to put your needs before your wants by budgeting and balancing a debit card. This opportunity is brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County in partnership with Nothern Credit Union. For youth grades 8 and above Youth participants in this program will receive a $25.00 certificate redeemable if they already have or open an account with Northern Credit Union online.

Registration here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/20214-HVirtualMadCityMoney-_222 For more information contact: Marques Charlton


02/26/2021 - Virtual Mad City Money

Where does all the money go? Experience life as an adult and gain important skills. Learn how to put your needs before your wants by budgeting and balancing a debit card. This opportunity is brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County in partnership with Nothern Credit Union. For youth grades 8 and above Youth participants in this program will receive a $25.00 certificate redeemable if they already have or open an account with Northern Credit Union online.

Registration here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/20214-HVirtualMadCityMoney-_222 For more information contact: Marques Charlton


02/13/2021 - 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

The 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club has been modified to fit the needs of our community due to the ongoing pandemic. 4-H will host two socially-distant hikes a month, with each being held at a different trail. Families sign up for each hike they would like to participate in. For the winter months, we will be snowshoeing! Snowshoes will be provided for each participating family member. This is a free program that is open to youth ages 6-18 and their family members. Space is limited and registration is required. Register each participating family by February 5 here: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/eventregistration/main/eventslanding.cfm?event=JeffersonCounty4-HOutdoorAdv-8222


02/27/2021 - 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

The 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club has been modified to fit the needs of our community due to the ongoing pandemic. 4-H will host two socially-distant hikes a month, with each being held at a different trail. Families sign up for each hike they would like to participate in. For the winter months, we will be snowshoeing! Snowshoes will be provided for each participating family member. This is a free program that is open to youth ages 6-18 and their family members. Space is limited and registration is required. Register each participating family by February 19 here: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/eventregistration/main/eventslanding.cfm?event=JeffersonCounty4-HOutdoorAdv-9222


04/05/2021 - Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Receive training in the science and art of gardening! Learn how to identify plants, maintain healthy soil, and so much more! Share the information you learn with the public through volunteer projects! Monday-Thursday Training will take place over Zoom. Open to all Jefferson County Residents!


01/29/2021 - Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons

Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, will provide an overview of loon natural history and behavior, threats affecting loon populations, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the start of the event. Presentation will last an hour. Space is limited.


02/11/2021 - JCC Community Virtual Bingo Night

All are welcome to join us for a fun night of Bingo. Winners will receive an engraved padfolio from Jefferson Community College. This event will take place on Zoom and it is free. Register in advance: https://buff.ly/3aafyv6 Sponsored by: Student Activities and Inclusion at Jefferson Community College


02/27/2021 - 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

The 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club has been modified to fit the needs of our community due to the ongoing pandemic. 4-H will host two socially-distant hikes a month, with each being held at a different trail. Families sign up for each hike they would like to participate in. For the winter months, we will be snowshoeing! Snowshoes will be provided for each participating family member. This is a free program that is open to youth ages 6-18 and their family members. Space is limited and registration is required. Register each participating family by February 19 here: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/eventregistration/main/eventslanding.cfm?event=JeffersonCounty4-HOutdoorAdv-9222


04/05/2021 - Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Receive training in the science and art of gardening! Learn how to identify plants, maintain healthy soil, and so much more! Share the information you learn with the public through volunteer projects! Monday-Thursday Training will take place over Zoom. Open to all Jefferson County Residents!


02/11/2021 - JCC Community Virtual Bingo Night

All are welcome to join us for a fun night of Bingo. Winners will receive an engraved padfolio from Jefferson Community College. This event will take place on Zoom and it is free. Register in advance: https://buff.ly/3aafyv6 Sponsored by: Student Activities and Inclusion at Jefferson Community College


02/13/2021 - 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

The 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club has been modified to fit the needs of our community due to the ongoing pandemic. 4-H will host two socially-distant hikes a month, with each being held at a different trail. Families sign up for each hike they would like to participate in. For the winter months, we will be snowshoeing! Snowshoes will be provided for each participating family member. This is a free program that is open to youth ages 6-18 and their family members. Space is limited and registration is required. Register each participating family by February 5 here: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/eventregistration/main/eventslanding.cfm?event=JeffersonCounty4-HOutdoorAdv-8222


01/29/2021 - Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons

Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, will provide an overview of loon natural history and behavior, threats affecting loon populations, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the start of the event. Presentation will last an hour. Space is limited.


02/10/2021 - Cattle Genetics & Sire Selection 101 Webinar

This introductory online class, through zoom, will go over the basics of beef &dairy cattle genetics, how to read and understand a genetic analysis, and select sires with the desirable traits, based on farm preferences. Participants will learn the practical and economic benefits of selecting sires with favorable genetics, as well as ensure their animals reach their full genetic potential. Please register for the webinar by following the link below https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduGrrDwvGNDeYeDD_Lw-xpeIoUIX_04s or call/email Gabby Wormuth


02/10/2021 - Cattle Genetics & Sire Selection 101 Webinar

This introductory online class, through zoom, will go over the basics of beef &dairy cattle genetics, how to read and understand a genetic analysis, and select sires with the desirable traits, based on farm preferences. Participants will learn the practical and economic benefits of selecting sires with favorable genetics, as well as ensure their animals reach their full genetic potential. Please register for the webinar by following the link below https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduGrrDwvGNDeYeDD_Lw-xpeIoUIX_04s or call/email Gabby Wormuth


01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration Update

Join us as we talk with Dan Rickman, Deputy District Director at the U.S. Small Business Administration. We will discuss the changes to the PPP program and other programs modified or created by the Economic Aid Act, such as EIDL and the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) program. There will be a Q&A period to answer questions.

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration Update

Join us as we talk with Dan Rickman, Deputy District Director at the U.S. Small Business Administration. We will discuss the changes to the PPP program and other programs modified or created by the Economic Aid Act, such as EIDL and the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) program. There will be a Q&A period to answer questions.

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration update

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration update

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/04/2021 - Cooking with Kids

Ready to have fun with our food and try out new, delicious snacks? Join our FREE weekly Cooking with Kids series where we cook up recipes for kids from the comfort of our own homes! Recipes will be sent ahead so you can cook alongside Ms. Elizabeth. Open to children in grades 1-5! Classes will take place via Zoom. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceutrD8vG93Coea4nM5UvrT6ogIf2tGh


01/11/2021 - New Year, New Menu

Are you ready to get 2021 off to a delicious start? Join our FREE weekly 30-minute adult cooking series where you will: Learn ta new recipe each week Become more confident in the kitchen Practice stretching your Budget Learn to love your leftovers Set goals that you can celebrate Recipes will be sent ahead of time so you can cook alongside our educators. If eligible, you will receive a free item each week to help you in the kitchen! Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-2grj8pHdIu1MjNpNq7lg7WBbP34uzv This event will be Via Zoom Questions? Contact Hannah


01/14/2021 - Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Join us on one of the 2021 dates and times below to learn the skills needed to successfully co-parent after separation or divorce. Preregister and pay a $75.00 fee Please call 315-788-8450


01/14/2021 - Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Join us on one of the 2021 dates and times below to learn the skills needed to successfully co-parent after separation or divorce. Preregister and pay a $75.00 fee Please call 315-788-8450


01/04/2021 - Cooking with Kids

Ready to have fun with our food and try out new, delicious snacks? Join our FREE weekly Cooking with Kids series where we cook up recipes for kids from the comfort of our own homes! Recipes will be sent ahead so you can cook alongside Ms. Elizabeth. Open to children in grades 1-5! Classes will take place via Zoom. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceutrD8vG93Coea4nM5UvrT6ogIf2tGh


01/11/2021 - New Year, New Menu

Are you ready to get 2021 off to a delicious start? Join our FREE weekly 30-minute adult cooking series where you will: Learn ta new recipe each week Become more confident in the kitchen Practice stretching your Budget Learn to love your leftovers Set goals that you can celebrate Recipes will be sent ahead of time so you can cook alongside our educators. If eligible, you will receive a free item each week to help you in the kitchen! Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-2grj8pHdIu1MjNpNq7lg7WBbP34uzv This event will be Via Zoom Questions? Contact Hannah


12/10/2020 - Community Virtual Bingo Night at JCC

Join us for some fun and a chance to win some Jefferson Community College swag items. This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom registration: https://buff.ly/3pVrwzP


12/10/2020 - Community Virtual Bingo Night at JCC

Join us for some fun and a chance to win some Jefferson Community College swag items. This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom registration: https://buff.ly/3pVrwzP


12/09/2020 - Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Carthage Area Hospital is excited to bring a new Tobacco Cessation Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Instructor Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA will provide strategies to quit, offer support after the class, and provide an individualized, tailored program for each participant. You’ll learn about the latest tobacco cessation products, education, and more. This class is FREE and is held from 5pm-7pm at the hospital. To sign up, please fill out the form below or call Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA at 315-519-5540 or cbradley@cahny.org.


12/09/2020 - Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Carthage Area Hospital is excited to bring a new Tobacco Cessation Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Instructor Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA will provide strategies to quit, offer support after the class, and provide an individualized, tailored program for each participant. You’ll learn about the latest tobacco cessation products, education, and more. This class is FREE and is held from 5pm-7pm at the hospital. To sign up, please fill out the form below or call Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA at 315-519-5540 or cbradley@cahny.org.


11/28/2020 - Winter Wonderlights

Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday join Zoo New York for our Winter Wonderlights Event from 5PM-8PM. This event allows guests to explore the Zoo while enjoying lights and holiday decorations put up by local businesses, families, and Zoo members!
Open On: 11/28, 11/29, 12/3-12/5, 12/10-12/12, 12/17-12/19, 12/24, 12/26-12/27, 1/1/21-1/3/21.
CLOSED On: 12/25 & 12/31


12/04/2020 - City of Watertown "Deck the Parkway" Reverse Christmas Parade

From 6-7 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, Black River Parkway will glow under the bright lights of Deck The Parkway, a drive-thru, reverse parade style-event. Stationary floats will adorn the parkway, appropriately spaced, and the public is welcome to drive through slowly and enjoy the view.



Entrance to Deck The Parkway will be from Coffeen Street only with all traffic moving in an eastbound direction on Black River Parkway. After passing all the floats, traffic will exit the event onto Mill Street. For safety reasons, access to the event will be limited to private motor vehicles only, and guests must remain in their vehicles at all times. Additionally, the speed limit within Deck The Parkway will be 10 mph.



Black River Parkway will close to all traffic at 5 p.m. to facilitate setup and will open at 6 p.m. for Deck The Parkway. Following the event, Black River Parkway will close again briefly to allow floats to exit and will reopen shortly thereafter. Traffic bound for other destinations that does not wish to experience the event should seek alternate routes.



Anyone wishing to enter a float into Deck The Parkway should contact Parade Coordinator, Stan Zaremba at (315) 416-1087. The City of Watertown asks that all entrants decorate their floats for the holiday season and include holiday lights. Vehicles will be driving by the driver’s side of the float, so all floats should focus their decorating on that side. No vans, utility vehicles, wreckers, dump trucks etc. are permitted without tasteful Christmas decorations, or an attached decorated float.


12/04/2020 - City of Watertown "Deck the Parkway" Reverse Christmas Parade

From 6-7 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, Black River Parkway will glow under the bright lights of Deck The Parkway, a drive-thru, reverse parade style-event. Stationary floats will adorn the parkway, appropriately spaced, and the public is welcome to drive through slowly and enjoy the view.



Entrance to Deck The Parkway will be from Coffeen Street only with all traffic moving in an eastbound direction on Black River Parkway. After passing all the floats, traffic will exit the event onto Mill Street. For safety reasons, access to the event will be limited to private motor vehicles only, and guests must remain in their vehicles at all times. Additionally, the speed limit within Deck The Parkway will be 10 mph.



Black River Parkway will close to all traffic at 5 p.m. to facilitate setup and will open at 6 p.m. for Deck The Parkway. Following the event, Black River Parkway will close again briefly to allow floats to exit and will reopen shortly thereafter. Traffic bound for other destinations that does not wish to experience the event should seek alternate routes.



Anyone wishing to enter a float into Deck The Parkway should contact Parade Coordinator, Stan Zaremba at (315) 416-1087. The City of Watertown asks that all entrants decorate their floats for the holiday season and include holiday lights. Vehicles will be driving by the driver’s side of the float, so all floats should focus their decorating on that side. No vans, utility vehicles, wreckers, dump trucks etc. are permitted without tasteful Christmas decorations, or an attached decorated float.


11/28/2020 - Winter Wonderlights

Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday join Zoo New York for our Winter Wonderlights Event from 5PM-8PM. This event allows guests to explore the Zoo while enjoying lights and holiday decorations put up by local businesses, families, and Zoo members!
Open On: 11/28, 11/29, 12/3-12/5, 12/10-12/12, 12/17-12/19, 12/24, 12/26-12/27, 1/1/21-1/3/21.
CLOSED On: 12/25 & 12/31


11/09/2020 - American Portrait in the Classroom

7th – 12th Grade Educators – Explore how to incorporate American Portrait into your classroom curriculum. Ideal for ELA, Social Studies, and Journalism instructors as well as school guidance counselors


11/09/2020 - American Portrait in the Classroom

7th – 12th Grade Educators – Explore how to incorporate American Portrait into your classroom curriculum. Ideal for ELA, Social Studies, and Journalism instructors as well as school guidance counselors


11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone, President

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone, President

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/04/2020 - 2020 VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - November

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed for small group interaction with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each virtual room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!


11/04/2020 - 2020 VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - November

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed to allow small groups with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect, and they would participate again!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!